“His ability to get in and out of the pocket, keep the play alive,” Davis said. “That’s going to be tremendous for us, and it’s imperative that we have that because, you know, this game is all about how effective you can be, and if you can sustain plays, then that’s good, that’s great, because that allows the receivers to get open when everyone else thinks the play is dead and we can still keep going.”
Davis said Smith has evolved from the quarterback he was during their San Francisco tenure.
“I watched Alex go through so much,” Davis said. “His career was so turbulent with so many offensive coordinators and he had years where he wasn’t doing well, and then he had years where he started to excel. So he’s been through a lot. To watch him get better after he left, his game started to evolve right before he left San Francisco.
“I mean, this guy, he is at a different level right now. He is playing as an elite quarterback in this league, and it’s great to see that, it’s great to see his career, the way it started to where it is now.”
For the Redskins’ offense to improve after the departure of Kirk Cousins, Washington needs Smith to continue that evolution as he turns 34 years old.
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